November’s Good moments

As promised here are the “moments” of the month;

my table, the way i like it...

A gathering at my place for breakfast, where 6 women with danish background shared fruit salad, cheese scones with cranberries, apple cake, carrot cake, blueberry smoothie, lemon cupcakes and a platter of cheese with fresh baked bread!

A feast, not to be repeated before a month (for health reasons!), but that keeps me going because these girls are so lovely to be with!

Actually this table has been set a few times this month; sunday family lunch, friday dinner “entre amis”…

My husband and I love cooking for friends, the good part of this symbioses is that we complement each other in creating the menu. I usually make soups, salads, pies and desserts. He loves creating subtle main dishes. Together we make a spicy, flavored and rich menu. For inspiration of light and easy cooking, click on FOOD and discover my recipes.

TWO other strong events have flavoured the month of November;

An election (parent committee at my kids school), where I was running with a team of 14 people,  and the launch of CARILOU gift design (my gift basket project with my cousin Rym).

great people...great team work...positive vibes
CARILOU - gift design

Both events have pushed me towards new grounds, have made me meet wonderful people, have opened up so many new opportunities. I feel completely revived after few years of living in “comfort zone”. Comfortable but oh so passive. My 5-week vacation in Denmark woke me up, filled me with renewed energy and sparkles.

Bottom Line: A November filled with action and hopefully more to come!

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My new project; Carilou

My cousin and I love blogging & beautiful things. We have been wanting to work together ever since she returned to live in Lebanon, more than a year ago…We have fantasized opening a bridal shop with lovely designs, decoration and personal service. We have fantasized opening an online store with decoration and clothes…All beautiful projects but demanding heavy financing, which is not exactly our stronger force! Making the move and asking for an important bank loan was a bit overwhelming. Months went by and our need for establishing our own business did not wither. At the end of this summer, my cousin revived one of her old ideas; organizing personalized and unique gift baskets. I liked the idea, especially that the timing was good, Christmas was approaching.

Two months later, a lot of shopping and creative thoughts, CARILOU was born!

The concept behind Carilou rests on a multitude of smaller gifts within a large one, creating a theme that would suit either the event or the receiver of the gift. Our Christmas collection has “baskets” filled with Christmas decoration, chocolate, nuts and sometimes a bottle of good lebanese wine.

A selection of our Christmas collection…

Silver and red net plate
silver and white...
Red & white

 

What about after Christmas?

The concept still works, because we create gifts for new Moms, newborns, birthdays with a theme, graduations, new house, Valentine and so on…

A gift for every occasion…

For regular and updated info; join our facebook page or visit our blog (under construction!).

Happy Monday!!